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The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré: Extract

Read an extract from The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré Publishing 5th March 2020 Exclusive Extract from Sceptre    CHAPTER ONE   This morning, Papa call me inside the parlour. He was sitting inside the sofa with no cushion and looking me. Papa have this way of looking me one kind. As if […]

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The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré: Extract

Read an extract from The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré Publishing 5th March 2020 Exclusive Extract from Sceptre    CHAPTER ONE   This morning, Papa call me inside the parlour. He was sitting inside the sofa with no cushion and looking me. Papa have this way of looking me one kind. As if […]

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Mexico in Motion by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

To celebrate the upcoming publication of her vivid, wildly imaginative historical fantasy, Gods of Jade and Shadow (out 23rd July), Silvia Moreno-Garcia discusses 1920s post-revolution Mexico, which forms the background of the novel and Casiopea’s journey.   In the 1920s, Mexico was coming out of a decade-long Revolution. The nation was eager to put the previous […]

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2019 Events with Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead, multi-award winning author of The Underground Railroad, will be doing a small number of events while visiting the UK this summer to promote his new novel, The Nickel Boys. Details of his upcoming events can be found below: 25/08/2019 – 8:30PM Edinburgh International Books Festival Colson Whitehead in conversation with Kirsty Wark Find […]

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Andrea Levy

Headline is hugely saddened by the death of Andrea Levy, the greatly respected author of SMALL ISLAND and THE LONG SONG on 14 February 2019. She had been ill for some time. When Andrea Levy began to write fiction, living in London in her thirties where she enrolled on a CityLit Creative Writing course, she […]

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Announcing Joe Abercrombie’s Landmark New Trilogy!

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of an exceptional new trilogy from award-winning Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie. Described as ‘Les Miserables meets Game of Thrones’ this is a landmark trilogy from one of the best and brightest fantasy writers working today. A return to his bestselling First Law […]

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Announcing Ben Aaronovitch’s THE OCTOBER MAN!

We have some very exciting news! We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of The October Man, a brand-new novella from bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch.  Expanding the author’s Rivers of London world, readers will be introduced to the investigations of Detective Tobias Winter as he uncovers the truth behind a savage murder in Trier, Germany. […]

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Exciting news for Andrea Levy fans!

Andrea Levy’s THE LONG SONG, set on a sugar plantation in Jamaica in the dying days of slavery, is being adapted by Heyday Television, in a joint venture with NBC Universal International Studios, as a three-part drama for BBC One. Published in 2010, THE LONG SONG was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, and won […]

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The Story Keeper

First the land was taken, then the stories, then the girls… The Bookseller recently noted the rise in ghost and spooky stories hitting the shops. Laura Purcell’s THE SILENT COMPANIONS (Bloomsbury) is one. Happily, we can celebrate our very own Anna Mazzola, never one to shirk from darker corners in her fiction, on the publication of her amazing second […]

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Harlan Ellison 1934-2018

We were saddened to hear of the passing of the legendary Harlan Ellison yesterday. Often controversial, always unequivocal and forever one of our finest writers, Harlan Ellison will be missed. During the course of an illustrious career he wrote over 1700 short stories, novellas, screenplays, essays, anthologies and novels. He won seven Hugos, three Nebulas […]

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Remembering Kate Wilhelm

“Unlike many of her colleagues, she straddled genres, between futuristic fantasies and enigmatic mystery novels.” The SF Gateway team is sorry to hear that Kate Wilhelm has passed away. Ms. Wilhelm was an author of many crime and SF novels, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, a Gateway author, with a title in the […]

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Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin

News of the death, at 88, of Ursula Le Guin, has been extensively reported in the media today. She had been in poor health for a while. Ursula joined the Gollancz list in 1971, and has been with us ever since, making her our longest serving author by some distance, and we are proud to […]

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Gateway Essentials: Samuel R. Delany

Samuel Ray ‘Chip’ Delany, Jr was born in Harlem in 1942, and published his first novel at the age of just 20. As author, critic and academic, his influence on the modern genre has been profound and he remains one of science fiction’s most important and discussed writers. He has won the Hugo Award twice […]

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Brian W Aldiss: an Appreciation by Malcolm Edwards

I first met Brian Aldiss in 1969, when I was still an undergraduate.  He’d come to give a talk at my university.  I was travelling down to London the next day, and spotted him on the station platform.  After the talk he had gone off to stay with Kingsley Amis, and a long evening ensued.  […]

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Gateway Essentials: Lucius Shepard

Lucius Taylor Shepard was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1947. He travelled extensively in his youth, and has held a wide assortment of occupations in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America, including rock musician and night club bouncer. He attended the Clarion Writers’ Workshop in 1980 and made his first commercial sale […]

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